« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
K-5 & Ungraded
Public district
Short Hills, NJ
Students enrolled: 544

Contact this school

400 Hartshorn Drive
Short Hills, NJ 07078

(973) 379-7550
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Hartshorn Elementary School address.
May 21, 2013
Fantastic school--one of the best in the area. There is a new energetic new principal who is devoted and very knowledgeable about education. The teachers are all better than the next. The curriculum is surprisingly demanding but somehow, the kids get there. There is tremendous creativity in the teaching methods--math is Everyday Math, and it is very well taught. The writing program is incredible. Best of all, for a public school, H/S has an impressive arts program with strong showings in strings, arts and music theory. We have an imaginative computer teacher (the incredible Mr. Demel) and for SPanish, the kids use iPads and Rosetta Stone. A vibrant PTO, a welcoming community--this school has it all.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2011
Fantastic school, fantastic teachers! I have two kids in school and they are both doing great! It's amazing how supportive and caring the teachers and staff are at the school - truly a family atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2011
Our 3 children (one with special needs) have attended this school for over 10 years. The administrative staff and teachers are simply a-one. Walk the hallways, meet the staff, and you will have the same warm, nurturing feeling we do. A top-notch education!

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2009
This review submitted without content.

- submitted by a student
January 23, 2009
My son attended 1-5. He had a very, very hard time at this school. Not because of the schoolwork but because of all the unaddressed peer issues. He was severely bullied on a daily basis. The principle despite numerous requests to institute a bullying program would not do so. It resulted in a very demoralizing school experience for my son. Very disappointing and we moved as a result.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2008
My children are flourishing at Hartshorn. It's as good as any private school, but the cost is tax deductible. I'd call that a 'win-win.'

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2008
This review submitted without content.

- submitted by a student
March 10, 2006
Hartshorn Elementary is geared to students who are able and ready to be learning at or above their grade level. For instance, in our previous school district most of kindergarten was spent learning numbers and the alphabet. Here they assume a basic grasp of this and spend the first couple of months 'reviewing' them and moving on from there. BUT if you child does not know they DO work to make su

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2004
I love Hhartshorn! It is so cool we have recess and we do cool stuff with ourr teachers! This is one of the best school districts with a good twist for kids like me! The lunchaids and all staff here are so cool. I am a safety and we make sure younger kids stay safe so you don't have worry about your child not to have supervision when she gets there as early as 8:20 am and then we go into classes and after school we stay into about 3:10 pm. Go Hartshorn!

- submitted by a student

Profile Completeness


Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school's profile?
for Parents
for Schools
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Nearby homes for sale


Last modified: December 15, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.

GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Hartshorn Elementary School
400 Hartshorn Drive, Short Hills, NJ  07078
(973) 379-7550
Last modified Hartshorn Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hartshorn Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 9 reviews. Top